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‘US a police state, Obama consciously allows torture’ – CIA veteran John Kiriakou

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Ten years ago, the idea of the US government spying on its citizens, intercepting their emails or killing them with drones was unthinkable. But now it’s business as usual, says John Kiriakou, a former CIA agent and torture whistleblower. Kiriakou is now awaiting a summons to start a prison sentence. One of the first to confirm the existence of Washington’s ... Read More »

Whistleblower who revealed CIA torture sentenced to prison

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Former CIA agent John Kiriakou pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to crimes related to blowing the whistle on the US government’s torture of suspected terrorists and was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison. The Wall Street Journal reports that Kiriakou, 48, agreed to admit to one count of disclosing information identifying a covert agent early Tuesday, just hours after his attorney ... Read More »